FontLab+Studio - Import and Export Formats

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FontLab Studio

Import and Export Formats

Import and Export Formats
 

Import formats:
FontLab can directly open the following font format files and supports up to 64000 characters:

  • PC/Mac Type 1 and Multiple Master (*.pfb, *.pfa) (only the MAC version can open Mac files)
  • PC/Mac TrueType (*.ttf) including most OpenType tables (only the MAC version can open Mac files)
  • OpenType (*.otf)
  • all FontLab files starting at version 2.5 (*.vfa, *.vfb)

Also FontLab can import several file types:

  • Level 2 and Level 3 EPS (*.ai, *.eps) (only lines and curves can be imported).
  • Bitmap files (*.bmp, *.dib, *.tif) can be loaded as background images (also through Windows clipboard).
  • Metric files (*.mmm, *.afm, *.pfm) can be loaded for processing of metrics information.
  • Glyph class files (*.flc) can be loaded to simply the process of grouping characters.
  • Import of feature definition files (*.fea) simplfy the process of building OpneType features.
  • Text files can be used to load sample strings to simplify metrics and hinting editing.

Export formats:
With FontLab you can save the following font format files:

  • PC/Mac Type 1 and Multiple Master (*.pfb, *.pfa) (only the MAC version can save Mac files)
  • PC/Mac TrueType (*.ttf) including most OpenType tables (only the MAC version can save Mac files)
  • OpenType (*.otf)
  • FontLab native format (*.vfb)

Also FontLab can export the following file types:

  • Level 2 and Level 3 EPS (*.ai, *.eps).
  • Metric files (*.mmm, *.afm, *.pfm) can be saved.
  • Glyph class files (*.flc) can be saved to simply the process of grouping characters.
  • Export of feature definition files (*.fea) simplfy the process of building OpneType features.